https://uploadvr.com/rift-quest-cross-buy-games/ lists games known to be (and not to be) cross-buy.
None of the cross-buy games that I already own for Rift are showing up in the Quest library. No Thumper, no The Climb, no Robo Recall. I'll give it a couple of days, perhaps they're still getting their shit together.
/Edit: Aha! Thanks nalex66, they are indeed showing as "free" in the shop! Fab. Or some are - Thumper is still pay for, and The Climb isn't in there (yet). Robo Recall and Space Pirate Trainer got free though.
Bit peeved by Beat Saber not being cross-buy.
Thumper is supposed to be cross-buy, so I'd hold off on buying it again. The store page says "Supports Quest and Rift," which seems to be the way cross-buy support is indicated. It would be nice if it was made more clear on the store, but from looking at all Quest titles, the ones with cross-buy mention both platforms, and the ones without (like Beat Saber and SuperHot) only mention Quest or Rift on their respective stores. It might be worth reaching out to the dev and asking about Thumper.
Forget it then, they could have at the very least had a cheap option for people who already own the game... not rebuking the whole library at those prices.. are they mental? This should be an all in one store.
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I was hoping to download games I already own on the store.... but the ones I own like Superhot want to be purchased again.... no thanks.
If if this is the case the headset it going straight back.
I love the concept of the cross-buy for the games on the Quest. For me, I would definitely buy more games because of it. I love the idea of playing the same game on my wired system at home and wirelessly while not. In my opinion this will help to sell more Quests as I can show more people how fun VR is. I just wish the games were cross-buyed with the VIVE/steam store to. I own a VIVE and want to make the jump to the Quest, but I own a lot of game in the Steam store that are on the launch list of games for the Quest. I just don't want to have to re-buy my favorites right after I just bought a new system. Maybe they could offer a onetime chance to select a few cross-buyed games from your Steam account to transfer over to Oculus account for free. That would be awesome at least. There got to be a way, it science.
I highly doubt it takes very much for the developers to run their code through a Quest compiler to get some semblance of a working game. They may need to redo some of the textures and whatnot but ... honestly there should be enough new Quest buyers to warrant any game being cross buy unless they had to build the game up from scratch.
Just because they tell you it takes a lot of time and effort doesn’t make it true. Don’t believe the hype.
Maybe I am wrong. I’d love to hear from a developer that does support cross buy.